Thomas Built Buses Inc (TBB) has been selected as the provider of all 50 of the initial electric school buses. These buses are supposed to go into operation this year. This will already be the largest deployment of electric school buses in the United States. After 2020, Dominion Energy will add 200 electric school buses per year for the next 5 years, with the goal being to reach a 50% electric bus fleet — 1,000 electric school buses — by 2025. The aim is to reach 100% electric school buses by 2030.
Less than 1% of school buses in the United States are electric, but that's changing.
Learn more about electric school buses hitting the road in Virginia: https://t.co/U5Wu4rnJeJ
— Dominion Energy (@DominionEnergy) January 10, 2020
Air quality inside the buses is reportedly 6× better than in non-EV buses.
New Vehicle-to-Grid Technology
The benefits of the buses go beyond clean transportation and greatly reduced pollution. The buses can be used as batteries for the grid or for electricity use off